This is me. Though some years have passed since this photo was taken, there are those who’d tell you I haven’t changed much. This may or may not be true. The S. R. still stands for Sarah Rachel, I’m still Canadian, and I’m still in a snit. Then, I was in senior kindergarten; now, I am a university instructor. And while the certificate that said I participated in Sports Day still has a place on my wall, so does my PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and degree in Drama and Math.
Also, while the stories I used to scribble in memo-books about “angel-boys” and their leader, “Jack Female Bear,” were clearly seminal works of a young genius, I think I’ve since outgrown my “scribbling random daydreams” phase, with much thanks to my awesome critique groups, the Fantasyweavers, and one of the local Toronto SCBWI bunch. I’ve been an associate member of the SCBWI for several years now, and I attended Humber College’s Writing for Young Readers Workshop in the summer of 2006. Most recently, I had a blast at the Highlights Foundation Whole Novel Workshop in June 2009.
Admittedly, in the good old days of being four, theatre wasn’t so much a “passion” as “something I knew nothing about.” However, since then, I’ve been with Toronto’s Socratic Theatre Collective for four years as performer, playwright, and tech. I like to plan epic events like treasure hunts (which I also did as a self-owned business for five years) – take a peek at the pictures from the last hunts I set up.
So thanks for visiting my site, and thanks even more for hanging around. If there’s anything else you want to know, feel free to drop me a line.
“Ghost of a Chance” (one-act play, 12-15 min., 2F) – JD Drama Publishing
“Mad Science” (short story) – On Spec: The Canadian magazine of the fantastic, Vol. 20, No. 3, #74 (Fall 2008 – Youth Theme Issue).
“A Melding of Interests” (short essay) – Dean’s Newsletter, Queen’s Alumni Review (August 2008)
“Laughtrack” (one-act play, 12-15 min., 2F) – JD Drama Publishing
“A Dybbuk Story” (short story) – The First Line, Vol. 9 Issue 4 (Winter 2007). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.